Best Lasagna

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This recipe is called 'Best Lasagna' because it is rated best by my family and friends. May be served with a light garden salad with Italian dressing.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package lasagna noodles

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

  • 4 cups ricotta cheese

  • 1 cup grated Romano cheese

  • 2 ½ cups spaghetti sauce

  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a rapid boil. Boil lasagna noodles 6 to 8 minutes until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water. Lay noodles flat and remove excess water with a paper towel.

  2. In a skillet, brown the ground beef over medium-high heat. Add onion, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Cook until there is no remaining pink color in beef. Drain any liquids and set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, Romano cheese, 2 cups of the spaghetti sauce and the seasoned ground beef. Mix until well blended. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  4. Add a thin layer of spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Add a layer of noodles lengthwise and a few noodles in the opposite direction. Pour in a generous layer of ricotta mixture on top of noodles. Top ricotta layer with several basil leaves. Add another layer of noodles lengthwise. Spread on 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Line up the zucchini slices on top of the mozzarella cheese. Add another thin layer of ricotta cheese. Add the last layer of noodles lengthwise. Top the noodles with the remaining spaghetti sauce, several more basil leaves in an eye catching arrangement and top with the remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.

  5. Bake in a preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes. If Mozzarella cheese becomes too browned, loosely cover with a piece of foil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

407 Calories
15g Fat
45g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 407
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 626mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 308mg 24%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 541mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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